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Finding flats in Munich – the best tips

As in many large cities, flats are in short supply, especially affordable 1-room flats or rooms at the beginning of the semester. We’ve put together a few tips for finding flats in Munich so that you don’t have to move in with your boyfriend, girlfriend or parents and have enough space to concentrate on your first semester in a more or less relaxed way.

Finding an affordable flat in the beautiful city Munich is hard

Keep your eyes open in the university canteen

On the columns in the cafeteria building there are many posters. In addition to tutoring offers, sports courses or other small advertisements, there are also shared rooms or flats advertised there for those looking for a new resident. In addition, students looking for accommodation can hang up a notice with their application themselves to maximise their own chances. It is best to design advertisements in such a way that they catch the eye. In other words, a large headline and preferably in colour.

Using Facebook properly for finding flats in Munich

Try your luck to find a flat in a Facebook group

There is a new feature on Facebook that allows texts to be highlighted with a coloured background. This makes it much easier to find the flat you are looking for when scrolling. It is also advisable to link friends from the area. In this way, the advertisement achieves a higher reach. It should be written in the ad text that it is desired to share the text. It is also worthwhile to be a member of all housing groups for Munich in order to look for flats and to publish your own ad.

Newspaper advertisement

Even in the age of the Internet, a glance at the newspaper can lead to success at finding flats in Munich. Many owners place ads for their properties. It can also pay off to place your own ad with your request. This costs money, but it often saves people looking for a flat from a long search. Many older people who do not use the internet read the newspaper and may be looking for potential subtenants.

WOLOHO newsletter and rental radar

WOLOHO is the abbreviation for Work, Love, Home. It is a newsletter that provides information about current job vacancies, mutual help and housing. It is definitely worth subscribing to it.

Search for flats in Munich in the newsletter WOLOHO

Mietradar is a new start-up that searches the online market for suitable flats. A practical feature of Mietradar is that an individual message can be created, which is then automatically sent to a suitable offer.

The Budenschleuder Newsletter for finding flats in Munich

For a long time, the Budenschleuder newsletter was a real insider tip. Today it needs a little bit of luck, because it now has 19,000 subscribers, all of whom are eagerly waiting for a rental offer. It is advisable to send your own rental request directly to budenschleuder@kraeftner.de. The request should be creative and appealing. It is important to stand out from the crowd in order to increase the chances of success.

Finding flats in Munich trough housing cooperatives

You can find beautiful flats in Munich through housing companies

Unlike estate agents, cooperatives are not out to maximise profits. Moreover, tenants cannot suddenly terminate a flat owned by a cooperative for their own use. In most cases, the flats are in very good condition because the rental income is invested in renovations. The only catch is that a cooperative share must be purchased to rent a flat. When you move out, the share is sold again and the tenant gets his money back.

Exchanging the flat in Munich

If you already live in a flat that no longer suits your current living circumstances, you can offer it on the exchange platform tauschwohnung.com. Many people are in a similar situation. They want to expand because they earn more money, want to move in with their partner or are expecting a new family member. Or they want to get smaller because they have separated from their partner or the children have left home. In these cases, an exchange of flats is a good idea for finding a suitable apartment in Munich.

Living together in an apartment with senior citizens

In Munich you can live together with senior citizens

In many countries this form of housing is already widespread. Young people move in with older people to help them with household chores and to save them from living in a retirement home. This does not only have advantages for the elderly. Depending on what is on offer, students can live at reasonable prices or even for free. In addition, the young tenants are often served delicious meals and always have someone to help them with advice and support. On portals like mitwohnen.org you can find offers of this kind.

Wellness in and around Munich – programs of a special kind

There are countless wellness oases, wellness temples and saunas in and around Munich. In addition to the usual standard offers, wellness lovers will also find the extraordinary and special in the cosmopolitan city with a heart. Here is a small selection.

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Those who want to experience weightlessness do not have to go into space. At the English Garden you can relax weightlessly in floating pools or floating tanks. Anyone who has ever been to the Dead Sea knows the feeling. Deep relaxation can occur in absolute silence, meditative music or with a view of the starry sky.

At a floating center in Munich you can get a full wellness treatment with a massage

The exclusive Floating Center offers an all-round carefree package with a private spa atmosphere, towels, care products and state-of-the-art hygiene technology. Experience and gift packages can be booked too.

The Blue Spa at Bayerischer Hof on the Promenadeplatz

Directly behind the Frauenkirche – it could hardly be more central. If you do your laps in the pool, you will be rewarded with a fantastic view over the rooftops of Munich. Pure luxury on 1,300 square metres over four floors. A wellness refuge is a world of its own. Next to the pool – in summer under the open sky – there is a fitness room (with personal trainer on request).

At the blue spa in Munich's Bayrischer Hot you can visit a relaxing sauna as part of their special wellness program

The range of saunas on offer is diverse: bio sauna with colour therapy, Finnish sauna with infusions, aromatic steam bath and much more. Classic massages, Ayurveda and Yoga are also on offer.

After training or relaxation it is worth going to the Blue Spa Bar and Lounge. In keeping with the wellness idea, light and fresh dishes from the spa kitchen and stimulating drinks are available here. In summer, a barbecue is offered on the large terrace, in winter the Polar Bar is located there. An incomparable wellness temple in the middle of Munich.

Wellness in Munich – the Aiyasha Spa

Also in the centre, next to the “Franciscan”, is the exotic Aiyasha Spa. A different world opens its eyes: dark woods, Buddha statues and scented lamps. The philosophy of Aiyasha goes beyond that of a pure wellness area. It is a medical spa with a combination of beauty, dermatology and wellness services, such as Detox Spa, HydraFacial®, Body Contouring, high-tech therapies and medical spa treatments.

In Munich's Aiyasha Spa you can get a relaxing wellness treatment

A professional team of doctors, massages and cosmetics ensures that the visitor is in good and qualified hands. Thai and Shiatsu massages as well as Yoga contribute to relaxation. Those who love exclusivity and Asian ambience will feel at home here.

The Emotion Spa at La Méridien in the centre of Munich

The Emotion Spa at La Méridien is a wellness center located at Munich Central Station. This elegant spa has a lot to offer: swimming pool, fitness room, sauna and steam bath. Whether it’s a day spa card or adventure packages, you won’t be bored here. Back, neck and shoulder massages, Aroma Experience massages, hot stone massages or sports massages can be booked.

Special wellness program around Munich: Almbad Tannermühl

Near Lake Tegernsee, at the foot of the Wendelstein mountain, lies the community of Bayerischzell with the rustic Tannermühl alpine spa. Its location on a gorge with an eight-metre high waterfall is impressive.

Almbad Tannermühl offers an outdoor bath with waterfalls as a special Wellness program around Munich

Tannermühl, which is almost 1,000 years old, has a unique flair with an old-wood Stadl sauna, two outdoor baths in front of the waterfall, a grotto shower bath, a plunge pool by the waterfall and a relaxation room with a fireplace.

Those who wish can have a massage on a rustic workbench. Here, visitors are practically among themselves, as the Tannenmühl can accommodate a maximum of 18 visitors – a gem in the middle of one of the most beautiful landscapes in Bavaria.

The Tegernsee Spa with a view of the lake

Wellness in Munich has something special to offer: a 2,400 sqm spa area. A Finnish sauna, a steam bath, a forest sauna, a bio-aroma sauna, a panoramic sauna with a fantastic view over the lake and the valley, two sun decks, a fireplace lounge, one outdoor and one indoor pool each, a fitness lounge and treatment rooms with pampering packages invite you to relax. Mountains and lake – what more do you want?

Vegan food in Munich

Munich is not yet the number one vegan capital, but it is well on the way to becoming so. We will show you which culinary delicacies have been available as vegan food in Munich for quite some time.

Appetizing vegan food in Munich’s Café Ignaz

You can get delicious vegan chocolate cake in Munich's vegan café Ignaz

Café Ignaz has been focusing on vegan and vegetarian cuisine for over 30 years. Vegans who would like to feast on rich buffets are very welcome here. Guests should not be bothered by the fact that cheese is also offered. The menu of Café Ignaz is very long and offers the right dish for every taste.
There are Maultaschen, vegan chanterelle pancakes, Schupfnudel dishes and much more. Of course, there are all sorts of tasty treats for those with a sweet tooth. The in-house pastry shop makes sure of that. Whether vegan and/or gluten-free – Café Ignaz has long been a place where you can enjoy your vegan food in Munich.

Gratitude

The Gratitude is located in the Türkenstraße. It has been known as a vegan restaurant in Munich for a long time. In the middle of the university quarter, the Gratitude stands out with its stylish appearance. It has both an indoor and an outdoor area that invites you to stay here longer on cold and warm days. On the menu, the unusual dishes catch the eye.

In the Gratitude, they serve delicious hummus bowls as delicious vegan food in Munich.

There are delicious humus bowls with falafel on braised Egerling. For dessert we can recommend vegan cheese cake on cashew basis – very tasty! The dishes are arranged decoratively on the plates, so that the water ran down our mouths just by looking at them. In order to get a place at the Gratitude, you should definitely make a reservation in advance.

Tushita Tea House

In this teahouse visitors will find the best Matcha latte in Munich. But not only the popular hot drink is worth the trip. Tushita Teahouse is an oasis of well-being, a short holiday for the soul, right on Klenezestraße not far from Gärtnerplatz. The teahouse is particularly well frequented at lunchtime, because here, in addition to drinks, power vegetable menus are offered, which change daily.

Tushita Teahouse is specialised in Matcha. This healthy ingredient is not only available as tea, but also in many other forms. Popular are the Matcha Bliss Balls or the Matcha Cake, as well as the fancy cakes and pies like the delicate carrot-ginger cake or the chocolate-banana-walnut cake. The café attaches particular importance to fulfilling the wishes of its customers. For example, there are variations with or without sugar and/or gluten in their vegan food.

Deli Kitchen

Deli Kitchen is a vegan restaurant in Munich where you can get vegan quiche

The Deli Kitchen is a vegan restaurant in Munich. It is located on Augusten Street, in the building that once housed the Yam Vegan Deli. Deli Kitchen serves delicious vegan and vegetarian food from Monday to Friday. The menu includes dishes such as sweet potato and peanut-ginger pot or vegan quiche variations.
Of course Deli Kitchen offers a variety of vegan food for dessert. In the meantime, the owners of Deli Kitchen have opened a branch, which is located in Gietlstraße. Thus vegans and vegetarians are also culinary delighted in Obergiesing.

Delicious vegan food at Max Pett

There are many vegan snack bars in the centre of Munich. However, these are usually very narrow and full, so that guests cannot enjoy their food in peace. Just for such occasions there is a vegan restaurant in Munich not far away, the vegan restaurant Max Pett. It’s more expensive there than in the snack bar, but it’s quiet and cosy. On warm days it is recommended to sit outside. Even on colder days you can stand it, as the Max Pett is equipped with cosy blankets in which you can wrap yourself.

Max Pett is a vegan restaurant in Munich where you can get very delicious vegan an vegetarian meals for breakfast lunch and dinner

The menu includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner and dessert. The menu offers familiar vegan dishes such as carrot-ginger soup and hearty dishes such as schnitzel, meat-free of course. It is important to know that no alcohol is served at Max Pett. There is beer and wine, but only in the non-alcoholic version.

Cryolipolysis in Munich- feeling good without fat pads

Fat pads are not only perceived as annoying, above all they can even be harmful to health. But initially, cryolipolysis was not the first choice of treatment. Countless people around the world are motivated to make fat pads “disappear”. Therefore, the field of liposuction has developed into a billion-dollar business. However, operative liposuction is a major and not low-risk procedure, which should only be carried out by particularly experienced plastic and aesthetic surgeons.

During the Cryoliopolysis treatment fat cells are damaged by cold

The condition following a faulty operation can be associated with considerable health restrictions, even life-threatening conditions. Especially for the removal of smaller fat pads, for example on hips and thighs, a major surgical procedure that leaves scars should be well considered.

Therefore, it is usually advisable to resort to non-surgical methods of fat treatment such as cryolipolysis. It is a gentle, low-risk and non-invasive fat treatment. With this method, the fat cells are specifically damaged by cold, without affecting the surrounding tissue. After a protective gel has been applied to the area to be treated, the fatty tissue to be treated is “sucked in” and cooled down to approx. 0°C for approx. one hour. This process is also known as “Coolsculpting“.

Cryolipolysis – Where and how can it be applied?

Cryolipolysis can be used as a cosmetic correction of unsightly fat pads or cellulite. Classical body areas are the upper and lower abdomen, hips, thighs, bottom and waist. Before the therapy is carried out, a detailed discussion with the medical staff takes place. A treatment plan is drawn up based on the requirements profile. During the treatment, the patient is not anaesthetised and does not experience any pain.

A Cryolipolysis treatment can reduce cellulite and fat pads

For one hour you can relax, read the newspaper, make a phone call, chill out. After the cold treatment, the affected body areas are massaged. Visible results of the treatment are visible after about three weeks. A clearer result is visible after about 3 months.

The very gentle treatment method has no effect on the ability to work. Immediately after the treatment you can continue your usual life. Cryolipolysis can be repeated at intervals of 6 months. For lasting results, a minimum of three sessions should be scheduled, depending on the body area. The treatment costs depend on the treatment plan.

Are there any side effects or exclusion criteria?

As the treatment method of a Cryolipolysis is very gentle, there are usually no serious side effects. Immediately after the cryolipolysis, the skin in the treated area is reddened. Everybody knows this when they put ice on the painful area during an acute pain. Due to the “sucking in” process, bruises can occur in sensitive tissue.

In some cases, the treated area is sensitive to pressure, and this can disappear after a few days. Alternatively, numbness may occur in the treated body areas for several weeks. Possible swellings quickly recede.

Cryolipolysis cannot be used for everyone

As with any form of therapy, there are exclusion criteria for cryolipolysis.

These are:

  • Skin diseases
  • pronounced scars in the treatment area
  • open wounds
  • Vasculitis
  • taking blood-thinning medication
  • extreme overweight
  • Pregnancy

Cryolipolysis in Munich

In Munich there is an absolute specialist for this cosmetic treatment: Dr. med. Svenja Giessler in Widenmayerstraße in Munich-Lehel. She offers both the cryolipolysis of ICE AESTHETIC® and CoolSculpting®.
Furthermore, numerous beauty clinics, health centres, institutes and dermatologists offer cryolipolysis. Anyone interested should obtain detailed information, pay attention to medical professionals and read the reviews beforehand.

Alternatively, there is the possibility to be treated in the Beauty & Soul at the Viktualienmarkt, for example. In addition to cryolipolysis, the Medical Spa offers a pampering programme for beauty and relaxation. – Feeling good is made easy in Munich.

Outdoor sports in Munich

The capital city of Bavaria is a metropolis that offers countless possibilities to find the right outdoor sports in Munich. Doing active sports not only increases physical fitness. It also strengthens our mental performance and general well-being. Regular exercise in the fresh air and outdoors promotes the oxygen content in the blood and also supports the immune system. Exercise in the great outdoors does not mean a lack of opportunities for muscle building at the same time. Even without additional sports equipment, there are many places in Munich for different and varied sports exercises.

The right equipment is key for outdoor sports in munich

Natural light during outdoor sports has a positive effect on the psyche. The UV rays promote the formation of vitamin D, which is essential for bone formation. This invigorating feeling of the fresh Munich air, the pleasant scent of the damp ground or the smell of autumn leaves on Munich’s running paths is unique. Outdoor sports provide additional energy and make us more efficient.

In Munich’s Fitness Savings Course there is the possibility of using exercise equipment with different levels of difficulty free of charge at individual stations. Exercise boards explain the exercises on the coordinated machines. Thus, movements and strength exercises are coordinated with each other.

Running and jogging as outdoor sports in Munich

Joggers and runners can use the paths around the Theresienwiese outside the Oktoberfest. There are running paths that are suitable for sprints as well as endurance running. Various paths offer variety, and a round trip can also be done. From late summer on you can also experience the Oktoberfest live. Every day new details are created until the biggest folk festival in the world begins.

Running is part of munich's sports culture

Those who find the Theresienwiese too monotonous can walk along the Isar or through the English Garden. The Isar Circuit between Luitpold Bridge and Museum Island is a popular running route. This tarmac track passes the Deutsches Museum, the Maximilianeum and the Munich Friedensengel.
Munich’s English Garden offers joggers gravel or forest paths for running. It is a good route for a warm-up in the morning and offers plenty of nature.

The Olympic Park also has many wonderful running paths. This well-kept and beautiful park has hills and viewpoints that make a running track really interesting and varied.

Fitness parks and course hotspots in Munich

In Munich, there are a total of 16 different trim-yourself trails and fitness parcours with various exercise stations. One of the best training locations is located north of the English Garden. There is a large area on the Isarauen which is very popular with sportsmen and women with many different climbing and exercise stations. Here, a variety of equipment throughout the area can be used free of charge.

In munich you can do parcour at several places

Another fitness park is located on the Candidstraße. A facility has been created there near the Brudermühlbrücke, which also has various exercise stations. Those who prefer a sports field can use the sports equipment at the Candidplatz underground station. It is suitable for various sports exercises and is considered a meeting place for parcour fans. On some days, other sports groups can be found here, where those interested can join in.

In addition, the TU sports grounds, the fitness course at Oberhofer Platz or the Bajuwarenpark are very popular places for outdoor sports in Munich. In Fürstenfeldbruck, there are signs at individual practice areas which provide valuable information for sports enthusiasts.

Munich’s parks and gardens

The Bavarian metropolis has many green spaces that invite you to relax, play sports or have a picnic with friends and family during lunch breaks, after work or at the weekend. A total of 13.3% of Munich’s surface area is made up of parks and gardens. In addition, 1.3 % of the city’s surface is water. In addition to public parks and gardens, the green spaces include four nature reserves and 20 landscape conservation areas.

English Garden

The English Garden counts as one of Munich’s largest parks and gardens. With 3.75 km² it is even one of the largest parks in the world. In the English Park there are impressive historical buildings, for example the Chinese Tower, the Monopteros or the Teahouse.

The english garden is one of munich's most popular garden

Even surfers will find a place to practice here – in the Eisbach you can surf. Of course, this is also great fun for the spectators. Those who like it quieter can relax at the Kleinhesseloher See. There are also plenty of restaurants and cafés around the Chinese Tower.

Luitpoldpark

The highlight in Luitpoldpark is the Luitpoldhügel (Luitpol Hill), which gives the park its name. It is 37 metres high and offers a wonderful panoramic view over Munich. Luitpoldpark has a well-known and popular restaurant, the Bamberger Haus. It offers good plain cooking and selected Austrian specialities, but also child-friendly pizza, noodles and chips. North of the park is the Georgschweige outdoor pool, which provides the necessary cooling in summer. In winter the 33 hectare park offers enough space for tobogganing.

Western Park

In 1983 the Westpark was created especially for the International Horticultural Exhibition. Thanks to its size of about 69 hectares, it is ideal for cycling. The Westpark also has sports and playgrounds, barbecue facilities, a restaurant and two beautiful beer gardens.

The variety offered by Westpark makes it the most visited municipal park in Munich. Attractions are the numerous gardens, such as the rose garden, the historical garden, the garden for the blind or the East Asian ensemble.

Nymphenburg Palace Park

Nymphenburg palace is a very popular place in Munich and has one of Munich's most beautiful gardens

Nymphenburg Palace houses one of the largest works of garden art in Germany. The palace park is a listed building and is a protected landscape area. It is located in the immediate vicinity of the Botanical Gardens and covers an area of around 229 hectares. Sculpture lovers in particular are visitors of the Nymphenburg Palace Park.

Eastern Park

The Ostpark is located in the Neuperlach district and is a popular local recreation area. In the Ostpark there are many sunbathing areas as well as water areas and beautiful hills. On warm days, the approximately 3.5 hectare lake invites you to linger. There is an island in the middle of the lake. Around it there are many bays that make the lake look picturesque.

North of the lake is the Michaeligarten beer garden, which provides food and drink. There is also an ice-skating stadium and an indoor and outdoor swimming pool in the immediate vicinity, making a visit to the Ostpark worthwhile at any time of year.

Bavaria Park

Even King Ludwig I. liked to go for a walk in the Bavaria Park. It is located in the west, adjacent to the Theresienwiese, directly behind the Bavaria statue. The park is surrounded by old oak trees – the meadow is perfect for playing football. The Bavaria Park is a popular place for joggers. A special highlight are the old stone sculptures, which give the park something magical. After a nice walk or sportive activities the adjacent Bavarian-rustic tavern invites you to eat and drink.

Munich’s most popular garden – Old Botanical Garden

The botanical garden in munich is very popular for visitors and plant lovers

One of Munich’s most popular garden is the old botanical garden which is located on Lebachplatz. It is a popular place to visit, as it is centrally located but there is no noise in the park. The park has sunbathing areas where visitors can sit down with a blanket and numerous benches where walkers can rest. The Neptune Fountain provides a cool breeze. In the old botanical garden there is a nice café and for the children there is a large playground where they can romp and play.

Radiantly beautiful with HydraFacial® in Munich

When you see film stars with smooth, flawless skin, you automatically think of Botox. But the result of a radiantly beautiful and firm facial skin can also be achieved with a much cheaper special treatment: HydraFacial®.
The treatment method is not new. It has been used in Los Angeles since the 90s. Numerous Hollywood greats swear by it. But what is behind this miracle cure?

HydraFacial can make your skin look smooth and beautiful

HydraFacial® is a gentle and intensive deep skin cleansing. There are various reasons for undergoing this treatmen. It is not always the desire to go through life without wrinkles. The skin’s appearance is often disturbed by pigmentation spots, acne, scars, blocked pores, sun damage (uneven pigmentation) or skin diseases (rosacea).

How does HydraFacial® work?

First, the skin is prepared for the actual treatment. It is cleaned and disinfected. Then the procedure can start. The patented HydraFacial® tower with its vortex attachment ensures that concentrated serums (antioxidants, peptides, vitamins, hyaluronic acid) are absorbed by the skin. At the same time dead skin cells are removed and the pores are deeply cleansed.

This is done in four steps:

  • Step 1: Skin removal – the dead skin cells are removed.
  • Step 2: Peeling – the pores are opened with the gentle GlySal™ acid peeling.
  • Step 3: Deep cleansing – all impurities and sebum deposits are “sucked out”.
  • Step 4: Skin care – the skin is hydrated with a serum mix of nutrients. In the after-treatment the skin is soothed with a face mask and infrared light. This stimulates the skin to form new collagen and reduces redness. The entire procedure takes about 50 minutes.

Even though HydraFacial® is one of the gentler skin treatment methods, it is still an intervention in the skin structure. This means that the skin should be treated gently afterwards: no make-up and no direct sunlight. For a lasting effect, the treatment should be repeated once a month.

HydraFacial® – beauty and wellness for everyone?

In principle, the treatment method is suitable for all skin types. As it is a gentle skin cleansing and care, it can also be used for more mature skin. Only if the skin structure is too thin, the advice of an expert should be sought.

HydraFacial treatment makes your skin look beautiful

The assessments of the method are consistently positive. The skin is better supplied with blood, looks fresh and has a radiant glow. For a long-lasting effect, it is recommended that the treatment be carried out regularly. The cost of the HydraFacial® treatment is between 150 Euro and 220 Euro.

HydraFacial® in Munich

HydraFacial® is now offered by numerous beauty salons, so that the treatment can be combined with other cosmetic treatments. In the centre of Munich, some beauty lounges offer HydraFacial®, such as Smoothline, Madina Beauty Lounge, Dermedis and Cell Premium Beauty Lounge.

The HydraFacial Treatment is suitable for all kinds of skin

Or you can treat yourself to a whole day of wellness at the spa of the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski on Maximilianstraße. The spa offers various HydraFacial® packages:

• A classic treatment costs 200 euros for 50 minutes.
Deluxe HydraFacial® treatment for face, neck and décolleté with lymph drainage costs 290 euros for 80 minutes.
Booster HydraFacial® treatments are already available for 25 minutes and 120 euros.
• The Evergreen Experience for long-term success lasts for three months and costs 1,130 Euros.
• A treatment is also available for other parts of the body such as the back (50 minutes for 180 euros) and the whole body (110 minutes for 380 euros).

And if you can’t get enough, become a member of HydraFacial®. The costs are 1,000 euros for six months and 1,800 euros for twelve months. So nothing stands in the way of a smooth, radiant complexion and physical well-being.

Wellness in Munich and surroundings – summer, sun and slowdown

The cosmopolitan city offers places to relax, such as the English Garden and the Isarauen. They are also ideal places to enjoy the beer garden culture. Furthermore, Munich and its surroundings offers a variety of Beauty and Wellness programs for a relaxing weekend.

Towels and candles are part of the wellness programmes in Munich and its surroundings.

If you want to do something for your physical well-being and soul after your city experience, choose one of the fabulous wellness hotels in Munich and the attractive surrounding area. Munich has a large density of exclusive hotels. Many of them offer extensive wellness areas where guests can end an eventful day in a relaxed manner. Among the top-rated hotels with wellness temples in the city:

  • Rocco Forte – Charles Hotel with indoor pool, sauna, steam bath and fitness room,
  • Mandarin Oriental with rooftop pool, steam bath, Finnish sauna and fitness centre
  • Bayerischer Hof with rooftop pool, sauna area, fitness room and beauty salon,
  • Four Seasons Kempinski with panoramic pool, fitness room and sauna,
  • Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel with pool, Finnish sauna, steam bath and fitness room

Wellness near the lake landscape around Munich

The Seehotel Leoni is located next to the Starnberger See and offers many wellness programs for Munich and its surroundings.

In Berg, on the eastern shore of Lake Starnberg, lies the Seehotel Leoni. With a wonderful view over the Starnberger See, guests can relax after a herbal steam bath with cooling in the ice fountain on the panorama sun meadow. The wellness area also offers a swimming pool, a meditation room, massages and cosmetic treatments.

Rottach-Egern, the most renowned village on Lake Tegernsee, is characterised by Bavarian cosiness and its fantastic lakeside location. The Relais & Châteaux Hotel Egerner Höfe in the village offers a large wellness area, various saunas, a cosmetic studio and a fitness room. A personal trainer can also be booked here. In addition, there are numerous feel-good arrangements.

The Chiemsee is a beautiful lake in bavaria

The Hotel Gut Ising is situated on the Bavarian sea, the Chiemsee, not far from the Austrian border. It offers a large wellness area with a fitness room, a sauna, indoor and outdoor pools in fantastic surroundings. Massages and beauty treatments are also offered. The estate has its own 9-hole golf course, a riding school and a polo club.

Mountain landscape in Munich and surroundings

Hotel Ortnerhof is located in Ruhpolding in the heart of the Bavarian Alps. The surroundings are predestined for peace and relaxation. The hotel offers a large wellness area with swimming pool, steam bath, sauna, infrared cabin, fitness room, massage offers and full body thalgo treatments. Numerous arrangements can be booked additionally.

Especially for lovers, the Ortnerhof offers the arrangement “heart’s desires” and a private spa suite. The family arrangement is aimed at families with children. Mum and Dad can be pampered while the children enjoy a children’s massage.

West of the Chiemgau, in the region of Garmisch-Patenkirchen, the superbe Wellnesshotel Alpenhof invites you to relax. In Murnau am Staffelsee, the luxurious sauna and bathing area Yavanna Wellness & Spa offers numerous pampering programmes.

A sauna is part of munich's beauty and wellness programmes

Wellness in Munich and its surroundings can also be an luxurious experience. In Schlosshotel Elmau between Zugspitze and Karwendel mountains you can find beautiful landscapes and wellness for body and soul. The luxury hotel manages the balancing act between comfort and untouched natural idyll. The wellness area leaves nothing to be desired. Its luxury Spa Retreat & Cultural Hideaway comprises six spas and pools as well as a TCM Medical Spa and a Yoga Retreat. Excellent restaurants make your stay an unforgettable experience.

From Garmisch-Partenkirchen, travellers reach the East Allgäu. Directly below the royal castles lies the town of Schwangau with the König Ludwig wellness hotel. It is characterised by one of the most generous wellness landscapes in Bavaria: the 4,500 sqm Ludwig Spa. The luxurious area offers bathing, sweating and relaxation attractions as well as the exclusive Ludwig Refuge. The integrated Swan Lake is the synonym for pure relaxation. Outside the hotel, Neuschwanstein Castle offers an insight into the soul world of King Ludwig.

Bogenhausen district Munich – living and working

In the east of Munich is the district Bogenhausen. Since it runs along the Isar and the English Garden, it is a very popular district in Bavaria’s capital. Bogenhausen combines a total of 7 districts. The districts Bogenhausen, Englschalking, Oberföhring, Denning, Johanneskirchen, Daglfing and Zamdorf belong to the so-called district number 13.

The Friedensengel ist part of Bogenhausen's attraction in munich

Besides the many noble villas, there are also very modern residential and office buildings in Bogenhausen. This district has extensive meadows and a variety of green spaces for the whole family. Bogenhausen is therefore considered a district with many different faces. It is an alternative for all those who would like a little more peace and quiet.

In the 1960s, the Arabellapark was created here. It combines imposing residential and commercial areas with different architectural styles over an area of 40 hectares.

Bogenhausen is regarded as a modern district. On the one hand it belongs to the luxurious and lively ones. But on the other hand also offers peace, culture and various recreational areas. The hospital in Bogenhausen has 18 specialist clinics and 4 day clinics. The modern teaching hospital has received several awards in the past years and convinces with its specialists and nationwide recognition.

History and development of Bogenhausen

In the past, munich was called Pupinhusir

The village of Bogenhausen was first mentioned by name in 768. At that time it was still called “Pupinhusir”, which translated means “house of Pubo“. Before the village of Bogenhausen finally became a municipality in 1818, it was a manor house with castles.

During the reign of Prince Regent Luitpold, the Prinzregentenstrasse with its glamorous villas, magnificent buildings and its own theatre was built in this noble residential area. Even today, Bogenhausen still has a residential structure which includes town villas close to the centre as well as village-like buildings on the outskirts of the town.

Today the district is home to several consulates and embassies as well as the Bavarian Ministry for the Environment, Health and Consumer Protection. In 1918 the Reichsfinanzhof (Imperial Fiscal Court) was given its seat in Bogenhausen, which became the Federal Fiscal Court in 1950. This means that one of the five highest German courts is now located in the popular district. At the end of the 1950s, Munich’s first large housing estate with various high-rise buildings was also built in Bogenhausen.

Culture and monuments in Munich’s Bogenhausen district

The angel of freedom or the Friedensengel in german is part of the attractions in Bogenhausen district in Munich.

One of Munich’s most famous landmarks is the angel of peace decorated with gold leaf. It is located at the end of Prinzregentenstraße and was built in 1896. The bronze statue is a monument to peace which is mounted on a 38 m high column and has a viewing platform.

The Prinzregenten Theatre still offers a varied and interesting programme today. It has also been possible to establish an academic teaching theatre there which currently offers nine courses of study for stage professions. At the turn of the century, from the 19th to the 20th century, Bogenhausen became an artists’ quarter and the home of the bohemians.

Numerous art nouveau buildings can still be found in Bogenhausen district in Munich today. One of them is the museum “Villa Stuck“. There, numerous works of the world-famous painter Franz von Stuck are exhibited. Various exhibitions are regularly presented in the artist’s former home.

The national museum is part of the culture in Bogenhausen district in Munich.

The Bavarian National Museum also found its home in this popular district. Today’s Shakespeare Platz was created at the beginning of the 1920s and offers residents an enchanting place to relax with its fountain in a square water basin.

Studying at a University in Munich

The universities in Munich have more than 90,000 students. Anyone has the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of numerous internationally renowned scientists. Numerous cafés and bars are in the centre of Munich. There, students can hang out as well as in the city’s historical libraries and university buildings.

Studying at one of munich's best universities

The proximity to the Bavarian Alps is just as fascinating as the numerous green spaces or festivals in the city. Munich has a lot to offer for students and is easy to explore thanks to its good logistics.

From Egyptology to dentistry, there are countless subjects that can be studied in Munich. In numerous halls of residence, students exchange ideas and drive forward a wide variety of projects and basic research. Companies that offer student jobs are often also the students’ future employers. The first academic steps can be taken at the children’s university. Lectures are held there for young people aged 8 – 12 years.

Studying at the LMU in Maxvorstadt

Studying at munich's Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität

The Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) is one of the most renowned universities in Europe. Founded in Ingolstadt in 1472, 34 Nobel Prize winners have graduated from it to date. With approximately 50,000 students per year, the LMU is considered an elite university that has achieved international renown. 18 different faculties and over 150 degree programmes, the LMU offers a very wide range of courses.

The main building is located in the city centre, directly on Ludwigstraße, near the English Garden. The Siegestor, the Pinakothek and the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek are located in the immediate vicinity. Furthermore, some LMU facilities are located in Martinsried-Großhadern, Oberschleißheim and Garching.

Being a student at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität is fun

The LMU is known for a 500-year-old tradition of research and teaching, which has made it one of the best universities in Europe. In order to give students a good foundation for a later academic career, the university pays special attention to the promotion of young researchers with its funding programmes. The humanities and cultural sciences, law, economics and social sciences, as well as the natural sciences and medicine are considered the four subject areas of the LMU. In the long term, the aim here is to establish itself as a respected teaching institution with renowned scientists worldwide. New research ideas are promoted at the LMU, as is individual research.

Studying at the TUM in Maxvorstadt

The “Technische Universität München” (TUM) is one of the largest technical universities in Germany and the only one in Bavaria with this specialisation. The TUM’s main building is also located in the centre of the city and in the vicinity of the Pinakothek museums. Approximately 40,000 students are educated in 14 faculties and 165 study courses every year. Besides Maxvorstadt, Garching and Freising-Weihenstephan are among the university’s main locations. Founded in 1868, a total of 13 Nobel Prize winners have graduated from the TUM to date.

Studying at munich's Technische Universität München

The TUM is also one of the best educational institutions in Europe. In close cooperation with internationally renowned scientific companies, talent is promoted here in a hardly comparable way. The TUM is one of three universities of excellence in Germany for its support of science and research. It has research locations in Africa, Asia, North and Latin America and throughout Europe. Students can expect a unique range of research opportunities at TUM. At this university, the central focus is on finding solutions for all kinds of social challenges in the future.

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